At GS&F, friendship is included in our very name—the “F” in GS&F stands for “Friends.” It’s important to us that we actively work to keep GS&F a place for friends, as it has been since our inception.
We celebrate a lot of different days throughout the year as an agency, including national holidays like Juneteenth. We also mark our own unique celebrations, such as Friends Day, which commemorates our founding in 1978. Another marker—& Day—gives each employee the opportunity to dedicate their time to an important cause, remembrance or other meaningful moments in their lives.
As we strive to be a closely connected group of friends bringing out the best in each other every day, we set aside time this year to add International Day of Friendship to our list of celebrations. We threw an in-person gathering—we’re still not over the joy of getting to see each other face-to-face—and ended the week early with a long weekend.
What better way to recap the celebration than with a roundup of reflection from our Friends? Check out what friendship means to them and how they cheer each other on.